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Generation Z valuing employee wellness programs for successful remote work: survey

While only 15 per cent of surveyed working Canadians listed wellness programs among their top three factors for successful remote work, the figure is almost…

Who are the winners of the inaugural Pension Leadership Awards?

Deadline extended for 2021 Workplace Benefits Awards

Benefits Canada is extending the deadline for entering the 2021 Workplace Benefits Awards to Wednesday, July 7. The annual awards, which will be held virtually on Oct. 14,…

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  • June 21, 2021 June 21, 2021
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Workplace Benefits Awards wins highlight investment in employees’ health, well-being

The TMX Group Ltd.’s double award win at Benefits Canada’s 2020 Workplace Benefits Awards is shining a spotlight on the organization’s efforts to support its…

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North American employees experiencing highest stress levels amid pandemic: survey

North American employees are experiencing the highest daily stress levels in the world during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new survey by Gallup. It…

  • By: Staff
  • June 17, 2021 June 15, 2021
  • 09:00

Expert panel: Investing in iCBT offerings can pay off for employers

As many employees struggle with mental-health issues during these tumultuous times, internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy is one tool that may help them bounce back. Employers…

Pride Month: How employers can create a more inclusive work culture

When Mercer Canada recently partnered with a vendor on an employee well-being initiative, the human resources team noticed the images included in the materials reflected…

Workplace Benefits Awards offers opportunity to learn from other employers, says 2020 winner

Recognition in not one, but two categories at Benefits Canada‘s 2020 Workplace Benefits Awards is helping get the word out to Scotiabank employees that the bank is a…

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Mental-health, specialty medications driving drug costs in 2020: report

Canadians’ health priorities are shifting as the coronavirus pandemic drags on, as claims for medications to treat mental-health conditions continued to rise in 2020, along…

Coverage of the 2021 Benefits & Pension Summit

On May 18 and 19, Benefits Canada hosted the 2021 Benefits & Pension Summit, a virtual event bringing together both group benefits plans and defined contribution pension…

  • June 4, 2021 June 4, 2021
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2021 BPS coverage: How PCL is balancing benefits, pension decisions during coronavirus

With the majority of PCL Construction Ltd.’s workforce continuing to work at its Canada-wide job sites and offices throughout the coronavirus pandemic, the organization’s decisions…

Employee off-hours conduct during coronavirus pandemic leading to dismissals

Employees with chronic health conditions facing challenges during pandemic: survey

Canadian employees with ongoing health challenges have faced unique challenges during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new survey by RBC Insurance. Among employees with…

  • By: Staff
  • June 3, 2021 June 4, 2021
  • 15:00

Pride Month: TD taking intersectional approach to supporting LGBTQ2S+ employees

To build on its efforts in support of the LGBTQ2S+ community, TD Bank is embedding diversity, equity and inclusion into the framework of the organization…

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2021 BPS coverage: Virtual health solutions to be default post-pandemic

Consumers across the globe have adopted digital services into their everyday lives, personalizing the way they pay bills, shop and plan vacations. Now, amid the…

How employers can help staff dive back into in-person work

As Canadians watch the U.S. reopen with life returning to normal in various stages, in addition to thoughts of attending sporting events, concerts and gathering…

Employers planning for post-pandemic future focusing on employee well-being, virtual health care

Employers are applying several lessons from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic to their benefits offerings, particularly the importance of employee well-being and access to virtual health…

2021 BPS coverage: Employers looking to rebuild post-pandemic should dig into their benefits toolbox

As employers begin rebuilding the workplace once the coronavirus pandemic recedes, their group benefits plan will be their best tool — and ally — to…

Majority of Canadians questioning employers’ ability to handle hybrid work model

While more than three-quarters (77 per cent) of Canadians want a hybrid work arrangement once the coronavirus pandemic recedes, a majority (81 per cent) expressed…

Starbucks connecting employees through storytelling for Asian Heritage Month and beyond

Starbucks Canada is connecting employees across the country through stories of Asian-Canadians’ contributions to the nation’s history and highlighting Pan-Asian employees’ shared personal and career…

2021 BPS coverage: Effective EAP must put plan members front and centre

Employers want to offer employee assistance programs and employees want access to them — so why do they tend to be so underused? The average…

Index sees slight improvement in Canadians’ mental health in April: report

While Canadians’ mental health continues to suffer, LifeWorks Inc.’s monthly index has seen some improvements, including in its anxiety and psychological health sub-categories. The index…

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  • May 27, 2021 May 27, 2021
  • 15:00

2021 BPS coverage: Pandemic presents opportunity to address substance use with employees

Substance use disorder is the largest unmanaged disease in modern health care, but few options exist that allow those affected to continue to work while…

Canadian employers failing mothers returning from parental leave: report

The vast majority (95 per cent) of Canadian working mothers said they didn’t receive any formal support from their employer during their maternity leave transition,…

  • By: Staff
  • May 27, 2021 May 26, 2021
  • 08:45
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Half of Canadians increasing use of virtual health care amid pandemic: survey

Half of Canadians said they’ve increased their use of virtual health care since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new survey by…

  • By: Staff
  • May 26, 2021 May 26, 2021
  • 15:00

Amazon, Walmart offering coronavirus vaccination bonuses to U.S. staff

Amazon.com Inc. and Walmart Inc. are offering bonuses to U.S. employees who show proof of a coronavirus vaccination. Amazon is giving $100 to new hires…

  • By: Staff
  • May 26, 2021 May 25, 2021
  • 09:00

Women embracing remote working during the pandemic more than men: survey

Women are more likely than men to embrace the flexibility of remote working during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, according to a global survey by FlexJobs.…

  • By: Staff
  • May 26, 2021 May 26, 2021
  • 08:45